Breeders’ Cup

Victory In G1 Gran Premio Pamplona Earns Birdie Gold Spot In BC Filly & Mare Turf

Stud Couet’s 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly Birdie Gold powered to a three-length victory over favored Soy Realidad (CHI) in Sunday’s 1¼-mile $65,000 Gran Premio Pamplona (G1) at Hipodromo de Monterrico and earned an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1). The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 81 […]

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Satono Crown Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In Takarazuka Kinen

Five-year-old Satono Crown claimed this year’s Takarazuka Kinen to capture his second G1 title, his first in Japan. Debuting as a two-year-old, the son of Marju won his first three starts but fell short of expectations thereafter, finishing sixth in the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas), third in the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) and 17th […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Works ‘As Easy A :58 As There’ll Ever Be’

Multiple Grade 1 winner Mind Your Biscuits emerged fromFriday’s bullet breeze in good shape as he nears his stateside return in the Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship during the Stars & Stripes Festival on July 8, trainer Chad Summers reported Saturday morning. A three-length winner of the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan […]

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Kitasan Black In Takarazuka Kinen, Soy Realidad In Gran Premio Pamplona

Ono Shoji’s Kitasan Black (JPN), the 2016 Japan Horse of the Year and last year’s Japan Cup (G1) winner, is the standout in Sunday’s 1½- mile, $2.598 million Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse for an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1). The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 81 […]

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National Horseplayers Championship Qualifying Season Ramping Up

Summertime brings with it an acceleration in the number of on-track National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) qualifiers, which frequently offer large cash prize pools along with berths to the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament. Registration is now open for rich tournaments coming up in the next few weeks at Woodbine Racecourse, Santa Anita Park, […]

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Veitch, KHRC End Seven-Year Legal Battle Over Life At Ten Breeders’ Cup Incident

Former Kentucky chief state steward John Veitch reached a settlement with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a mediation session several weeks ago, and according to drf.com, that settlement was approved by the KHRC on Tuesday. After nearly a seven-year legal battle, Veitch’s one-year suspension will be removed from his record and the Hall of Fame trainer […]

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Summit Of Speed Attracts 149 Nominations; Princess Rooney Stakes, Smile Sprint ‘Win & You’re In’ Races For Breeders’ Cup

The $1 million Summit of Speed, highlighted by the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2), the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) and the Carry Back (G3), attracted 149 nominations for seven stakes to be run at Gulfstream Park July 1. The Princess Rooney, a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and mares, and the Smile Sprint, a six-furlong dash, are […]

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Gun Runner Never Threatened In Stephen Foster Victory

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner proved his dominance over the local handicap division in Saturday evening’s G1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, taking the lead from the start and shaken up in the stretch to win by a record-setting seven lengths. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride, ridden by Florent Geroux, has […]

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Unique Bella Cerca De Regresar A La Pista, Pudiera Reaparecer En Septiembre

Muchos se habían preguntado por la recuperación y el eventual retorno de Unique Bella. La hija de Tapit, propiedad de Don Alberto Stable, ha progresado bastante luego de la lesión en una de las cañas que la sacó de acción a finales de Marzo. Su entrenador Jerry Hollendorfer estima que la tordilla pudiera reiniciar su entrenamiento […]

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Unique Bella ‘Doing Very Well’; Long-Term Goal Could Be Sept. 23 Cotillion

Don Alberto Stable’s talented sophomore filly Unique Bella had to be withdrawn from consideration from both the Santa Anita Oaks and the Kentucky Oaks with shin soreness, but it appears the daughter of Tapit will be returning to training soon. According to bloodhorse.com, Unique Bella has been walking the shed row at Santa Anita and visiting […]

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